Australorp problem

by Scott
(Rome,GA.U.S.A)

I have noticed a large lump on the chest of my 13 week old australorp hen.She does eat some and drink although not like the others her age.She has developed a bit of a twitch with her neck and head over the past week or so.She does squat a good bit with her feathers ruffled,and is not as peppy,but she gets around o.k..any suggestions to the problem?

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Dec 30, 2011
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Australorp problem
by: Dayla

Maybe your chook has sour crop or a constipation of the crop.
Does she have access to small stones to eat, they help them grind their food.
I have poured a slurp of olive oil down a chooks neck and gently massaged the crop to help move anything thru.
Goodluck
Dayla

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